Helllloooo,presumed wrasslin' fans!!! 😄 It's Battle of the Bands 40! Aw yeah.
Aaand we have a new BotB champion! Welcome to Battle of the Bands!
Aaand we have a new BotB champion! Some obscure solo artist from a few small-time bands miraculously—as though being assisted by the gods themselves—dethroned AC/DC to take reign and OH, WHO AM I KIDDING? IT'S FUCKING DIO, FOLKS! \m/
When you vote, please request a musical act for the challenger list. Each act will be added to the list in the order they are requested. (Only one request at a time per person, please.) Battles will be usually be posted on Mondays, with the voting period lasting for about one week. I will try to post a heads-up as voting nears an end. When a band loses, it will be unable to re-challenge for 10 rounds. If an act achieves 10 straight victories, they will be retired from champion status and the next two challengers in the request list will duke it out for supremacy!
Note: The term "musical act" denotes any band, solo artist, vocal group... whatever you like. Basically, this is an all-inclusive popularity contest.
Voters are encouraged to include their opinions of the bands/artists in the battle, or at least a few short words about the act they voted for. Not a requirement, of course!
RIDE THE TIGAH!!!
Battle of the Bands Championship History1. The Rolling Stones (Won @ BotB 1)2. Pink Floyd (Won @ BotB 2)3. Metallica (Won @ BotB 5)4. David Bowie (Won @ BotB 8)5. Johnny Cash (Won @ BotB 13)6. The Smiths (Won @ BotB 16)7. Deep Purple (Won @ BotB 18)8. Blue Öyster Cult (Won @ BotB 20)9. Led Zeppelin (Won @ BotB 21)10. Nirvana (BotB Hall of Fame) (Won @ BotB 24)11. Meat Loaf (Won @ BotB 34)12. AC/DC (Won at BotB 36)13. Ronnie James Dio (Won at BotB 39)
Battle of the Bands 40
Ronnie James Dio
Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942 – May 16, 2010), better known by his stage name Ronnie James Dio, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. He fronted and/or founded numerous groups including Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell. He is credited with popularizing the "metal horns" hand gesture in metal culture and was known for his medieval-themed lyrics. Dio possessed a powerful, versatile vocal range; capable of singing both hard rock and lighter ballads.
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band's longest-standing line-up.
The band's strongest commercial success came between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. Their 1981 album, High 'n' Dry, was produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lange, who helped them begin to define their style, and the album's standout track "Bringin' On the Heartbreak" became one of the first rock videos played on MTV in 1982. The band's next studio album, Pyromania in January 1983, with "Photograph" and "Rock of Ages" as the lead singles, turned Def Leppard into a household name. In the U.S., Pyromania was certified diamond (10× platinum). In 2003, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Def Leppard's fourth album Hysteria, released in 1987, topped the UK and U.S. album charts. As of 2009, it has reached beyond the success of Pyromania, having been certified 12× platinum for sales of over 12 million in the U.S. and has gone on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide. The album spawned seven hit singles, including the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number one "Love Bites", alongside "Pour Some Sugar on Me", "Hysteria", "Armageddon It", "Animal", "Rocket", and "Women". Their next studio album, Adrenalize (the first following the death of guitarist Steve Clark), reached number one in the UK and U.S. charts in 1992, and contained several hits, including "Let's Get Rocked" and "Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad". Their 1993 album, Retro Active, contained the acoustic hit song "Two Steps Behind", while their greatest-hits album Vault, released in 1995, featured the UK hit "When Love & Hate Collide".
As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Def Leppard have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, and have two albums with RIAA diamond certification, Pyromania and Hysteria. They are one of only five rock bands with two original studio albums selling over 10 million copies in the U.S. The band were ranked No. 31 in VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and ranked No. 70 in "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Challenger List (requester's name in brackets)Rammstein (Paige)Praying Mantis (Benjawi)Coldplay (Rhys)Foreigner (Sery)
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Last edited by Pilgrim Paige (Wed-25-Oct-2017 22:15:35)
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Both artists are fun to listen to and both have classic tracks, so I'm going to go for the one I enjoy more and that's Def Leppard.
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My vote goes to Dio. I do like some Leppard, but I'd rather RIDE THE TIGAH! 😄
Dio all the way!
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To Gorgrim and Sery: wanna make a request?
Dio was mine, so will hold off till he loses! ?
I request Foreigner